Sports Car Uses Forcefields Instead Of Windshield Wipers
The cutting-edge automobile company is developing sound wave driven technology to replace traditional rubber blades.
After over a century using the same basic design, windshield wipers are getting an overhaul.
McLaren Group, one of the most advanced automotive companies and Formula 1 car designers in the U.K., is adapting a high-frequency sound wave system for use as a force field covering car windshields. Aiming to replace traditional rubber blades that have – in effect – been around since Mary Anderson invented them in 1903, the new technology should provide numerous benefits in addition to better visibility during stormy weather.